<strong>Cheyne Capital Management</strong><br />The alternative asset manager has appointed Paul Ruddleston and Paul Keohane, pictured, as partners.<br /><br />The pair joins from Morgan Stanley, where they were managing directors and spent a combined 26 years.<br /><br />They will be responsible for managing the Cheyne Equity Macro Fund, along with former colleague and head portfolio manager Jorge Giampaoli, who joined Cheyne in June.<br /><br /><strong>Lambert Smith Hampton </strong><br />The property consultancy has hired Adrian Phillips as a director in its national corporate recovery team, based in London.<br /><br />Phillips has over 17 years of corporate recovery experience with firms including DTZ and Aitchison Rafferty, and has worked as a consultant for the past seven years.<br /><br /><strong>FinIQ</strong><br />The structured products financial engineering firm has appointed John Atkinson as managing director of its business outside Asia.<br /><br />Atkinson, who will be based in London, has spent the past 18 years working in Asia and the Middle East. His roles have included positions as managing director of Reuters&rsquo; South East Asia office and chief executive of Asia Converge, a joint venture between the Singapore Stock Exchange, DBS and OCBC banks.<br /><br /><strong>Media Corporation</strong><br />The advertising and internet publishing group has appointed John Ashley Palmer as a non-executive director, effective immediately.<br /><br />Palmer, 49, recently founded and ran, an online retail group listed in Germany.<br /><br />He has also previously held senior marketing and management positions at consumer giant Unilever and Mattel Toys Australia, and was chief executive of Asian communications group Bates Malaysia.<br /><br /><strong>Infor</strong><br />David Grosvenor has joined the software development firm as vice president for the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa region.<br /><br />He began his career at GKN Steelstock before moving into finance, with roles as financial controller, commercial and financial director at Stocks Lovell and finance director for a subsidiary of Glynwed.<br /><br /><strong>SOCO</strong><br />The oil and gas explorer has appointed Dr Mike Watts as a non-executive director.<br /><br />Watts, 53, is currently deputy chief executive and new business director at FTSE 100 listed Cairn Energy. He has also previously held senior roles with Shell, Burmah and Premier, in addition to a position as managing director of Holland Sea Search, which was acquired by Cairn in 1995.